Steam Operator

Collection Operations · Auckland, Western Springs
Department Collection Operations
Employment Type Permanent, Part-Time


We are putting a call out to all those who understand the technology behind steam engines and are passionate about early machinery!


This is a rare opportunity to put your skills and knowledge into practise by operating heritage steam boilers and equipment across MOTAT, primarily in the pumphouse. Each machine has its own story for you to share with our visitors while stoking the boilers. This hot and heavy work requires you to frequently shovel coal to keep the fires burning in a 40 Hp boiler, at times this boiler is used to operate MOTAT's historic Beam Engine.


Key responsibilities of this role:

  • Operate the MOTAT Pumphouse.
  • Share steam technology - experience in steam operations would be an advantage, but at minimum you should have an understanding of steam technology.
  • Actively engage with the MOTAT visitors through the operation of the Pumphouse and provide a high-quality experience to our visitors.
  • Operation of all steam engines as required.
  • Demonstrate the workings of the MOTAT Pumphouse and steam engines and provide relevant historical information about the objects being operated.
  • Complete safety inspections prior to daily operations.
  • Adhere to H&S procedures and policies.


Get in touch with us if you:

  • Understand steam technology - experience in steam operations would be an advantage, but at minimum you should have an understanding of steam technology.
  • Are a passionate storyteller who is able to interact with people of all ages.
  • Any of the following NZQA unit standards are desirable – 11156, 11157, 11158, 21755. However, training will be provided for the right person.
  • Are physically fit and enjoy operating old machinery, in particular, larger boilers and engines.

 


This is a 24 hour per week role working Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

 

Along with joining the team, you will also receive benefits such as additional KiwiSaver contributions, a day off for your birthday and a MOTAT Mates pass for your family.

In our current Steam Operator's words "this is not a job, it is a passion".

 

Position description can be found here. 


Applications Close: 13 June 2021

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  • Location
    Auckland, Western Springs
  • Department
    Collection Operations
  • Employment Type
    Permanent, Part-Time